I was very excited to try this tea, not only do I need every anti-stress thing available, I also really like licorice. This tea has a nice spicy smell to it dry. Once brewed it smells like cinnamon and cardamom, but it has a great licorice and fennel taste. If you like licorice, you should really like this tea. I only purchased a sample of this tea, but I can see restocking with a larger amount next time I order.